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October 14, 2009 > Fremont City Council

Fremont City Council

October 6, 2009

Special Work Session:
To discuss the concept of moving and expanding the Children's Natural History Museum and creating a Science Learning Corridor. The museum, currently operated by Math/Science Nucleus on Eggers Drive in Fremont, is proposed to occupy the former library building in Central Park. A "Learning Corridor" would be established from Tule Ponds at Tyson Lagoon through Central Park to Sabertooth Cat and Mammoth Creek. Property involved is owned by City of Fremont. A partnership between Math/Science Nucleus, Fremont Unified School District and City of Fremont is envisioned.
Concept was approved with the provision that additional discussion and detailed analysis is necessary for further action.

Consent Calendar:
Reallocation of Fire Safety Bond funds from completed stations to unfinished projects.
Authorization for additional staff to access criminal history information

Ceremonial Items:
Honor "Green Businesses" including Dfares, EXP Pharmaceutical Corporation, Mission Valley Holiday Cleaners, Kate's Caring Gifts, Glenmoor Auto Repair, Marriott Silicon Valley.

Honor Mission San Jose Little League Junior All Stars for first place in Northern California State Championship.

Declare October 24, 2009 Make A Difference Day
Declare October 15, 2009 White Cane Day

Public Communications:
Several speakers expressed concern about mobile home rents and rent control measures. Council was asked to add this to an agenda at a future meeting.

Ordinance to dissolve Sister City Commission: Council was asked by staff to dissolve the Sister City Commission in favor of finding a non-profit organization that would continue formal relationships with Sister Cities. Status of current Sister Cities would remain unchanged since the relationship is documented with Sister Cities International. Several members of the commission expressed disappointment with the decision. Commission meetings have been cancelled due to staff budget restraints and lack of business. They feel that formal recognition and status of Sister Cities is enhanced by the existence of a Sister City Commission.

Appoint Dave Anish to Human Relations Commission

Mayor Bob Wasserman Yes
Vice Mayor Anu Natarajan Absent
Bob Wieckowski Absent
Bill Harrison Yes
Suzanne Lee Chan Yes

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